An SRV record is a DNS record, that is used to forward a domain to a third-party server and use it for a service different from a web site. This can be a Voice-Over-IP server, a video streaming service, an instant messaging system, and many others. When an SRV record is created, you are able to specify an Internet Protocol that the domain address will use and the port, which is to be used to connect to the remote server. Additionally, provided that you have many SRV records for the exact same service, you could set various priorities and weights for each one of them, so that you can spread the load between many machines. Such a record allows you to use the same domain name or subdomains under it with different providers, so you could employ it for various purposes even if you are not able to get all of the services from one service provider.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to use the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.